Talk about fun and easy! This little lunch entree was both! The Cuties had such a great time in the kitchen making and tasting this “under the sea” treat!
Gather your ingredients:
1 jumbo hot dog per person
1/2 pack of chicken flavored Ramen noodles per person***
yellow mustard (in a bottle with a small tip)
green food coloring
Adult: Start two saucepans of water heating on the stove. Bring to a boil. One is for the Ramen noodles and one is for the hot dogs.
Starting approximately 2 inches from the top of each hot dog, make straight slices down the hot dog creating 8 “tentacles.”
Place sliced hot dogs in one of the saucepans of boiling water. While the hot dogs are heating, cook the Ramen noodles according to package directions. Both will take approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Just cook hot dogs until heated. Carefully remove them from the boiling water, taking care not to tear any of the “tentacles.”
Carefully squirt 5 drops of green food coloring into the prepared Ramen noodles.
Stir the Ramen noodles well to incorporate the food coloring into them evenly.
Place a bed of the colored Ramen noodles on a plate. Top with an octodog, carefully spreading the “tentacles” so the hot dog looks like an octopus. Carefully squirt a mustard “face” on your octodog.
Our little food critic approves! And so does the head chef!
*** If you’re concerned about adding MSG to your Ramen noodles, simply omit adding the seasoning packet and toss the noodles with a little olive oil or butter instead.
Madeline May & Chloe Rae